This XVII century château sits in a small hamlet in the greater Limoux area, Languedoc Roussillon, South of France. With an unobstructed panoramic view of the countryside and valley, the château with its many original features is in need of a complete renovation and a touch of modernisation for its services. The château is said to be an architectural scale down of well known château. The roof has been maintained on a yearly basis, the private accommodation has been renovated and therefore suitable to live in immediately. A 1650 central original stone staircase leads to the 4 levels and the 2 sides. Cellars still have their originals curved ceilings, the attic has a '’cathedral’’ beams shaped, the original ballroom on the 1st floor has a surface of 110m2 and a ceiling at 4,80m. Enormous stone fireplaces, one in particular in the original stone floor kitchen, small panelled glass windows, wood panelled rooms, high and moulded ceilings are parts of this unique original property. The perfect opportunity to customize your own château!
Description of the building
The property offers more than 1600m² of floor area and more than 1200m² of convertible space.
Cellar: Most of the various rooms in the cellar have a curved ceiling. Wine cellar, old stables, storage rooms with walls thickness of 1,50m.
Ground floor (ceiling height 3,50m / 4,00m): Entrance hall with a magisterial stone staircase, about 20 rooms on this floor: Dining room, Sitting room, original stone floor kitchen, office, wood panelled library, original fireplaces are still in those rooms then various store rooms and the servant quarters. North side is the wine cellar and the tower storeroom.
1st floor (ceiling height 3,50 m / 4,80m): South side, the private accommodations with entrance hall, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, office and dressing.
The other side of this level includes several rooms, which could be used as bedrooms. A superb room to mention is the '’Reception-Ball room’’ of 110m² with a high-decorated ceiling of 4,80m and original floor tiles.
2nd floor: Convertible Attic around 600m², height under beams: 2,20 m, height under roof: 3,50 m occupied by various rooms.
There are 12,524m² of grounds around the chateau. On the East side there is a small sloping wood with hundred-year-old old trees, on the South side there is a fabulous terrace of 450m², adjoining the chateau, leading to a lawn. The principal entrance of the property is West facing with a small grass field to the North.
The main entrance garden, the roof, the outside walls and the entrance gate are protected by 'L’inventaire des Monuments Historiques’. The private accommodations are readily habitable and have a fuel heating system. There are also 8 fireplaces throughout the property. A substantial investment needs to be put in to bring this property back to its former glory; especially as most of its original features are still there. Single glazed original wooden windows and doors with traditional wooden shutters.
An XVIIe century fine example château, rarity on the market especially that it has kept its original features. Calm surroundings with an open view on the valley. Shopping is easily reachable, only a few kilometres away. Private accommodations or a hostelries business would suit this property. Trains, motorway and international airports within a short drive. So much potential!
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Price: 590 000€ - £501 075 - $642 569